Easy dancerless web wind/undwind software module reduces packaging machine footprint, wear parts and maintenance.
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Dancer-less winding/unwinding streamlines design

Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions has added a new optional upgrade to its software library for integration of dancer-less web winding and unwinding mechanisms into packaging machinery.
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'One' solution for packaging at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

How collaboration with packaging machinery specialists can help lean out operations, streamline supply chains, conserve energy, fulfill sustainability initiatives. 
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Packaging Automation begins 5th year

Popular online publication specializes in innovative, automated packaging machinery, sponsored by Schneider Electric/ELAU.
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The P4 pick & place robot mechanics from Schneider Electric/ELAU Packaging Solutions is constructed of stainless steel. When spe
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New delta 3 robot touts 50% higher payload

In June 2009, Schneider Electric/ELAU Packaging Solutions will launch the next generation of its delta 3 robot arm mechanics.  The P4 represents a completely new design with an unprecedented payload capacity, and is also available in a washdown version.
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At the Packaging Automation Forum, Edson's Rob Hattin describes the global network that automation supplier Schneider Electric g
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Forum identifies packagers' automation challenges -- and new solutions

Kraft, Lance, Nestle, Pfizer, robot packaging OEM Edson, and others shared practical tips for making packaging operations more efficient at this year’s Packaging Automation Forum
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Traffic was good the first day of Westpack 2009
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Westpack 2009 appealed to recession-resilient industries

Combined in a multi-show environment, Westpack appealed to West coast medical, pharma and biopharm packagers.
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Discussing innovation at the ARC Automation Forum's packaging machinery track are (l to r) Rob Hattin of Edson Packaging Machine
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First ARC Forum to address packaging innovation

For the first time, the ARC Automation Forum devoted an entire track to packaging machinery.
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Swirl filling from PneumaticScaleAngelus makes a good investment to attract consumers to new combinations of your existing flavo
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Packaging automation delivers value for tough economy

With the recession ‘official,’ CPGs stand to win more sales and market share in 2009 through packaging innovation and efficiency than comparable investments.
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With individually driven servo bottle turning plates, containers remain precisely controlled and both bottle and label size and
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Upgrade to servo labeling

Multi-Tech Systems offers an economical way to increase the efficiency of existing rotary bottle labelers: retrofit with servos.
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All-servo driven

From carton infeed to carton collation to case sealing/squaring/compressing, all 15 axes of motion on the Invex case packer at Inovata Foods are servo-driven.
Innovative packaging machinery OEMs are highlighted in blue on the official PMMI PACK EXPO floor plan.
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What's hot at PACK EXPO 2008

Delta robots, swirl fillers, sustainable packaging, totally automated changeovers – here’s how to experience the innovation.
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Switchback Group's new robotic case packer combining their flexible pack handling expertise, an ELAU delta 2 robot mechanism and
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Rethinking robotic case packing

To Switchback Group, its robot is much more than a case packer, it’s the centerpiece of ‘soft integration’ between packaging processes on a line.
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Z Automation Company's horizontal servo cartoner will be featured at PACK EXPO Booth N-3436.
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Servo cartoner delivers speed and accuracy

Z Automation’s latest Schneider Electric-equipped servo cartoner features motorized setup and remote diagnostics/operation.
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An 18-head, 36-axis dual phase rotary servo filler (left in this view of monobloc filler-capper) from PneumaticScaleAngelus.
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'Swirl' filling makes a splash with consumers

Swirl filling -- the latest consumer packaging innovation from PneumaticScaleAngelus – generates shelf presence.
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OMAC Packaging Workgroup to showcase the benefits of packaging line integration

The OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW) will showcase the “Benefits of Packaging Line Integration” in their booth at Pack Expo International 2008.
The 18-axis Douglas Invex® case packer is compact and runs at up to 17 cpm.
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18 servo modules power 17 cpm case/tray packer

Servo functionalities on Douglas Invex® case/tray packer prove popular with packagers.
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The Sustainable Packaging Forum grapples with the challenges of sustainability and identifies directions, enabling technologies
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ELAU addresses machinery at Sustainable Packaging Forum

It’s far too easy to forget the critical role of packaging machinery to achieve sustainability initiatives. Is there a collaboration gap?
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At 45 bpm, New England Machinery's NESHC-S single head servo capper can do the job of some more costly rotary cappers, ideal for
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies

Mail order pharmaceutical providers find a single head servo capper from New England Machinery (PACK EXPO booth S-1648) ideal for fast turnarounds and short runs.
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INDUSTRY WATCH

Interpack 2008 is now history, and the innovative machines introduced there will be making history.
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interpack video report 3: conclusions

This report reinforces attributes that recurred in interpack machinery introductions: automated format changes as fast as 5 minutes, machines designed to run trendy package designs, and purpose-built packaging robots.
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Industry Watch

Our second video report on machines launched at interpack is heavy on flexibility, robotics, easy changeover and unique capabili
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Round 2: more interpack machinery video

In this edition, exclusive video shot live at interpack includes robotic rainbow tray packer, a true rotary gravimetric filler, servo-changeover case packer, ingenious new candy cartons…and more
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Interpack 2008 saw a wave of innovations in packaging machinery. See our exclusive online video report.
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Exclusive video report - captured live at interpack!

The gates of the Messe Düsseldorf opened on Thursday, April 24 with a host of new packaging machines characterized by advanced software, robotics and mechatronic innovations.
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The Packaging Line Performance workshop is an intensive, hands-on 2-day experience.
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OEE workshop message: just get started!

The first Packaging Line Performance workshop, co-sponsored by ELAU, Schneider Electric and Hartness International, and led by Paul Zepf, the respected OEE expert, yielded hands-on, practical lessons.
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The Fallas Adabot case packer can handle 5 lb. payloads at up to 40 cpm in addition to 2 _ lbs. at up to 60 cpm and  cpm.
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Latest Adabot™ adds capabilities

Fallas Automation’s latest robotic case packer for flexible packages offers wider payload range, stainless washdown construction, lets operators build pick recipes.
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Ropak is ideally positioned to satisfy the new demand for stick pack packaging with its appropriately named Stik Pak machinery.
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Stik Pak machines go mainstream

Ropak took stick pack machinery to a new level in time for the single serve packs to become the hottest trend in consumer packaging – and they’ve achieved some incredible throughputs -- up to 1,000 per minute.
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Hassia Redatron's Model Si500 ten-lane, four-sided sachet machine.
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Leveraging the potential of servo automation

Hassia Redatron’s sachet machine uses Intelligent Servo Modules for reliability and more precise dosing.
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OEMs: even if you're not exhibiting at interpack 2008, get over there and see for yourself what new packaging systems are enteri
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What makes interpack so important?

Guest editorial: the biggest packaging show on earth is also among the most influential. Plenty of corporate packaging machinery buyers from the Fortune 500 attend. Why do only 10% of North American OEMs exhibit there? By John Kowal ELAU Inc. Global Marketing Manager
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ELAU now offers delta robot 'kits' in addition to a robotic software library, giving more packaging machinery designers easy acc
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Embedding robotic functionality in packaging machinery

Part 1 of a 2-part series explores the trend toward packaging machinery integrating purpose-built robotic capabilities.
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Breaching Boundaries

The folks pushing OMAC and OPC-UA are ready to shift the focus of packaging automation from devices to data.
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Mechatronics skills gap to be addressed?

Purdue aims to launch a packaging machinery-focused mechatronics engineering technology program at its Hammond, IN, campus.
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ELAU implements Weihenstephan Standard

Vertical integration with PacDrive
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ELAU's new delta robot mechanics, together with its popular robotic software library, simplify packaging machinery designers' ab
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Delta robot mechanics new from ELAU

With expiration of key patents, packaging machine designers now have the option of designing or purchasing delta picker robot arms from ELAU. The purpose-built robot mechanics complement ELAU’s robotic library.
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Pro Pack Systems' new case printer, erector and bottom sealer is designed for multiple changeovers per shift.
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More innovations from PELV 2007

The hot new machines were selling off the floor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Why? Innovations that improve the quality, efficiency and flexibility of packaging operations.
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Innovation abounded at PELV 2007

The buzz at PACK EXPO Las Vegas? Packaging systems that change the game in terms of performance, sustainability, efficiency, robotics, information management.
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The session comparing Germany's strength in mechatronics education to America's skills gap ended on an upbeat note with the anno
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Turning around 'das boot'

What began as a sad look at the skills gap between U.S. and European packaging automation curricula concluded with a pleasant surprise announcement by Purdue University Calumet.
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The 2007 Sustainable Packaging Forum addresses a major trend in which packaging machinery will play a key role.
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Sustainability: buzz or business?

Why did packaging automation supplier ELAU participate in the recent Sustainable Packaging Forum? Because enabling technology will make the difference between achieving sustainability and tomorrow’s cliché. Why did packaging automation supplier ELAU participate in the recent Sustainable Packaging Forum? Because enabling technology will make the difference between achieving sustainability and tomorrow’s cliché.
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'PELS' debuts at 'PELV'

The Packaging End-of-Line Solutions (PELS™) alliance will be represented by its member companies at their PACK EXPO Las Vegas (PELV) 2007 exhibits. PELS is dedicated to providing integration and post-sale responsibility for multi-vendor secondary packaging systems.
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OMAC demo at Pack Expo Las Vegas

OMAC technical director Dave Bauman says that a full booth of demo sponsors is scheduled for Pack Expo Las Vegas. The sponsors and the functions they will demonstrate are as follows:
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Masterfoods' thoughts on machine modularity

Controls integration and automation supplier Elau recently engaged a pair of Masterfoods GmbH engineers in a conversation about modularity and its role in the packaging scene. Here's a portion of what Stefan Aumann and Stefan Kohl had to say. Aumann is senior segment engineer in the European sector, while Kohl handles planning and operation of packaging systems in the Multifoods plant at Verden an der aller, Germany. Masterfoods, of course, is owner of such popular brands as Mars, Dove, and Uncle Ben's.
Goodman's Kurt Larson holds one of ELAU's PacDrive Intelligent Servo Modules and its unique, quick-connect cable.  A conventiona
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Goodman documents modular servo benefits

Goodman Packaging Equipment, the first company to introduce a machine using ELAU’s new Intelligent Servo Module technology, documents cost, cabinet space and time savings that help implement its lean manufacturing strategy.
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Are packaging operations contributing to business objectives?  Are they as efficient as you would like?  Let ARC know by taking
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Take the ARC survey on Packaging Operations Automation

Help ARC identify the next important trends in packaging technologies and best practices – and get a free copy of the results.
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Speakers at Packaging Automation Forum included General Mills, Frito-Lay, Nestlé, Tropicana, Eli Lilly, Procter & Gamble and
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General Mills: packaging equipment must be 'worth it'

At the second annual Packaging Automation Forum sponsored by ELAU and other automation suppliers, packagers zeroed in on the supply chain impact of flexible, standards-based automation technologies on the packing floor. The keynote speaker in particular nailed the topic.
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ICA's Gregg Pascoe and Dr. Giulio Evangelisti at the SCAA conference with the high performance CSV40 Paket bagging systems sold
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Caribou Coffee, Gaviña select ICA's advanced baggers

At the recent SCAA conference in Long Beach, a ‘sold’ sign and a popular open house testified to the popularity of ICA Quality Packaging, which specializes in sophisticated, ELAU-equipped high speed bagging systems.
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Packaging Automation magazine has a new website archiving all issues and articles: www.packagingautomation.net.
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Packaging Automation magazine gets its own website

The popular online magazine gets its own searchable archive site, helping packaging machinery specifiers and builders research innovative, modular machinery and automation trends in the packaging industry
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ELAU is hosting the PMMI risk assessment seminar at the company's technical center, convenient to Chicago's O'Hare airport.
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PMMI risk assessment seminar at ELAU

Coming to Chicago April 17-18, hosted by member company ELAU, the PMMI Risk Assessment & PackSafe® training seminar is a hands-on workshop for packagers and OEMs alike
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MarketTrends panelists (left to right) Jay Gehring, VP R&D Packaging for Frito Lay; Ivor Barrett, Manager, Packaging Technology
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Frito Lay, Miller Brewing and P&G Gillette speak out

At PMMI’s MarketTrends conference, a user panel communicated requirements and trends in “What Do Customers Want From Packaging Machinery Manufacturers?”
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New ARC report states that "it is imperative to evaluate iSH (intelligent servo module) technology because otherwise an OEM's ma
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ARC report praises modular servo concept

Analyst report urges OEMs to adopt new intelligent servo module technology ‘without delay to gain first-mover advantage.’
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CAN-based concepts run food slicing machine

A CAN network links I/O, a checkweigher, and an optical weigher over a distance of 164’.
Z Automation's cartoning and sleeving systems are already among the fastest and most flexible in the world.
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Fast cartoners get added boost

Switching from PLC to ELAU’s PacDrive as its standard automation platform gives Z Automation’s high speed machines even greater speed and flexibility
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The new Puerto Rico Convention Center has been the site for two Interphex shows on the island, which is home to many pharmaceuti
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Pharma packagers seek solutions at Interphex Puerto Rico

Strong attendance demonstrates relevance of a new multivendor end-of-line packaging integration initiative.
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The fortresses of Old San Juan overlook the city.  Puerto Rico has become a pharmaceutical manufacturing mecca, with its own Int
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Interphex Puerto Rico to feature PELS session

Pharmaceutical companies in Puerto Rico will explore the latest options in Packaging End-of-Line Solutions (PELS) during a special luncheon meeting at Interphex Puerto Rico.
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Co-manufacturer help sambazon forge ahead in low-acid aseptics

California acai marketer taps Aseptic Solutions, which is poised to become a rare U.S. company capable of aseptically filling, low-acid products on a high-speed rotary filler.
Machine modularity should increase exponentially in the year ahead, thanks to breakthrough technology, namely the Intelligent Se
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2007 looks bright for packaging automation

2006 was a year of technologies aligning to take packaging automation to the next level in packagers' competitive strategies. Look for machine builders in 2007 to develop innovative new machines for PELV and Interpack
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With the new PacDrive™ iSH Series Intelligent Servo Module, ELAU is once again changing how the best packaging machinery is
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Intelligent Servo Modules make packaging machines simpler, compact, modular, agile

Pushing ‘light years beyond' previous integrated servos, ELAU's new Intelligent Servo Modules change how packaging machines are designed – yet again. ARC analysis reports ELAU ‘is showing the motion control market how to design product.'
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PACK EXPO party with a purpose: At its House of Blues® Chicago event, ELAU expressed its gratitude to customers and industry
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Pack Expo sets high expectations for machine innovation

Highlights included fast and adaptable robots, intelligent servo modules, machines communicating to PDAs, plug-and-play machine modules…and the event of the year, hosted by ELAU at House of Blues® Chicago.
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ELAU utilized video of customers' applications to emphasize the benefits of real modularity in machines launched at PACK EXPO.
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At PACK EXPO, modular packaging machinery becomes reality

Modularity has emerged as the ‘next wave' in packaging machine design. PACK EXPO 2006 ushered in the technologies and the resulting functionalities -- with fanfare.
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World premier at PACK EXPO: once again, ELAU changes the way machines are designed by distributing motion around the machine wit
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Learn latest packaging automation trends at PACK EXPO

To help you plan your PACK EXPO 2006 show experience, here's an overview of packaging machinery automation-related show events and online resources from ELAU, the only automation supplier that specializes exclusively in packaging.
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Fallas Automation has leveraged ELAU's robotic software library and inherent software modularity to streamline development and u
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Fallas Automation's Adabot™ lets packagers 'add a robot'

Built for speed and agility, new R700 Adabot™ robotic case packer tracks and picks products on the fly. But that's not all. Plug and play robot cells can be readily added for increased productivity.
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Dr. Thomas Cord, CEO of ELAU AG, the world's only automation supplier specializing exclusively in packaging machinery, discusses
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The future of packaging automation

On a recent visit to Chicago, Packaging Automation interviewed Dr. Thomas Cord, CEO of packaging machinery automation provider ELAU and previously the company's R&D manager. In a word, the future of packaging is: software.
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K2 Engineering Group's Dan Feest with a Krones labeler servo retrofit in progress.  He's pointing out examples of the various bo
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Anatomy of a servo labeler

What’s a rotary servo labeler? Only the biggest news in flexibility since the invention of the timing screw. And innovative machine builder K2 Engineering is delivering now.
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END-OF-LINE OVERWRAPPER. The servo motor and the 1.2 GB Pentium M-based controller shown below are used across Sentry's new line
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Sentry wrapping machines leverage ELAU automation technology

A new family of end-of-line packaging equipment leverages PackML for a common look and feel across all machines in the family.
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New gripper designs from PIAB assure good seals even with difficult surfaces such as bags.
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The vacuum factor in servo machinery

Are your packaging machines' vacuum gripping systems and servo controls optimized to deliver the highest cycle rates and use the least energy? Respective sector leaders PIAB and ELAU can show you how.
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END-OF-LINE OVERWRAPPER. The servo motor and the 1.2 GB Pentium M-based controller shown below are used across Sentry's new line
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Taking advantage of PackML

A new family of end-of-line packaging equipment leverages PackML for a common look and feel across all machines in the family.
Brad Neuroth of Wyeth (center) visits Jeff Brown (left) and John Kowal (right) of event co-sponsor ELAU at their exhibit on stan
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Pharma perspective on Packaging Automation Forum

In this second installment of our PAF report, pharmaceutical packagers share insights into the business advantages of modularity, enabling shop floor personnel to make good decisions, and networkable machine structures.
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Packaging Automation Forum organizers at ELAU's exhibit.  As a global supplier specializing in packaging automation, ELAU was th
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Packaging Automation Forum: a blockbuster event

Consistent message from packagers: automation strategies must deliver business results. That’s why outdated control specifications have opened up to new solutions that improve efficiency, flexibility, cost of ownership and access to management information.
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At left in front row, Hershey speakers Joe Wagner and Wade Latz .
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Turning the tide in packaging automation

Our fourth and final Packaging Automation Forum report looks at the automation challenges still faced by packagers and how PAF participants are driving new technologies and standards to achieve their companies’ growth and profit objectives.
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Doug Gray, Director of Process Control and Manufacturing Information Systems, Coors Brewing Company
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Beverage makers speak at Packaging Automation Forum

In Part 3 of our PAF report, wine and brewing industry speakers speak out on how to implement automation to achieve business requirements.
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ELAU's John Kowal shares examples of innovative package designs and the machinery to run them at PMMI's Partners in Packaging ev
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Machinery's growing role in package innovation

At PMMI Partners in Packaging event, packaging machinery automation supplier ELAU presents examples of innovative packages and the machines that made them commercially viable.
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Norden Pac's EEC presentation described advanced cartoning functionalities and highlighted the ELAU PacDrive automation system a
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EEC forum reports lean, integrated and robotic trends

The Eastern Equipment Committee’s revamped annual forum features such notables as Changeover.com expert John Henry, mechatronic machinery developer Norden Pac and packaging automation innovator ELAU.
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ELAU has become one of the first to join PMMI in the new Supplier Member category.
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ELAU, the world's only automation supplier with its total focus on packaging, is among the fir

Having demonstrated overwhelming commitment to the global packaging machinery industry, ELAU is proud to earn the privilege of the new Supplier Member category in “the most effective advocate organization among North American manufacturing industries today.”
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Packaging Strategies organizer David Luttenberger assembled a cast of strategists to address global competition through packagin
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Packaging futurists tackle realities of global competition

At Packaging Strategies 2006, the world never looked smaller and global competition never looked fiercer. What to do?
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ELAU's new PacDrive SH Series servo motors were designed for the dynamic and value requirements of packaging machinery.
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ELAU introduces new servomotor family optimized for packaging machinery

New technology makes PacDrive™ SH Series smaller, quieter, smoother running, longer life, more cost effective and powerful.
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Some OEMs have already overcome internal standards by offering packagers an automation solution with significant performance adv
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Packagers give OEMs more say in controls

Trend away from rigid control specifications gives OEMs freedom to work with the best control platform for their design, fosters innovation and cost savings.
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ELAU's presentation at Package Design 2006 featured samples of packaging innovations from Europe as well as the U.S.
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Coordinate package design with machinery capabilities

At the Package Design 2006 Conference, designers saw how innovative package designs sometimes require all-new machine designs – and why it pays to collaborate with packaging engineering up front.
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K2 Engineering's Scott Hess installs bottle plates on the output side of the ELAU servo motor/drives.
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First labeler retrofit with award-winning ELAU servos

Yakama Juice plant manager Jack West says “when K2 said they could do everything on one machine, I was really impressed.”
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ELAU's Matt DeLuca briefs PMMI member engineering managers on the power of embedded robotics at the February Tech Talks workshop
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PMMI technical workshop highlights robotics

Tech Talk series kicks off with robot safety and ELAU’s trend-setting approach to embedding robotic modules in packaging machines.
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Software, servos, and controller breed a new kind of cartoner

Carton forming, filling, and sealing are all integrated in a single unit that occupies minimal space on the factory floor.
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2006: what's in store for packaging machinery?

2005 was a year of notable firsts, and 2006 promises even more generational change in packaging efficiency, functionality and flexibility.
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Look who's specifying Make2Pack now

Learn how you can profit from the upcoming ISA 88.05 standard. Come to our luncheon briefing during IPACK-IMA. Qualified* pre- registered attendees will receive complimentary Turin 2006 Winter Olympics tickets, courtesy of ELAU.
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With ELAU's new IEC-conforming robotic library, OEMs are transforming packaging machines into highly flexible clusters of robot
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ELAU robotic functionality cited

ELAU’s packaging robotic software library ends ‘black box’ robot controllers; functionality is nominated for VDMA Automation Award.
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ELAU's John Kowal presents the latest trends in beverage packaging automation at the BevOps conference.
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BevOps covers advances in packaging machinery

Conference covers the technology revolution in beverage packaging machinery introduced at 3 recent trade shows.
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Christopher Zei, president of ELAU in North America, presents automation trends at PMMI's 2005 annual national meeting.
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Are you ready for lean design?

Opening presenter at PMMI’s annual meeting, ELAU NA president Christopher Zei described how packaging machine OEMs can reduce Total Cost to Develop along with packagers’ TCO.
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The PacDrive automation system can control up to 10 robotic modules like the one shown here, along with all other functional mod
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Robotic software library

Elau has released its IEC-conforming robotic software object library for its PacDrive automation system. This approach allows the controller running the rest of the packaging process to control multiple robot arms as modules in the control software program.
A massive Twinline robot from IWKA's A+F Automation at PACK EXPO.  Carbon fiber construction and ELAU PacDrive automation help t
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PACK EXPO 2005 shatters status quo

Unleashing the power of modular packaging machinery…conference session documenting development cost savings…robotic capabilities capture the imagination.
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Make2Pack speakers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, left to right: ELAU's John Kowal, Fred Putnam of MARKEM, Douglas Machine's Joe Faust,
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Maxed out on packaging productivity?

P&G, Douglas Machine, MARKEM and ELAU joint Conference presentation at PELV documents benefits of Make2Pack modularity in packaging machine design, deployment.
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In addition to moderator Pat Reynolds, editor of Packaging World magazine, participants on the IoPP packaging machinery technici
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What new skills do technicians need to maintain today's packaging machines?

Minnesota Chapter IoPP event draws expert participants from General Mills, Douglas Machine, ELAU, Packaging World and Alexandria Technical College.
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ELAU has published free PELV guides  highlighting examples of the best machines at the show, available at the Exhibitor Lounge,
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NEWS FROM PACK EXPO 2005

Guess what? There is a free lunch, at least for ELAU customers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this year.
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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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pac robot 3 assists wrapping machines
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The road to Las Vegas: Pester, Waechter, Pneumatic Scale

This week’s PACK EXPO previews are: innovative Pester robots, Waechter robotic case packer and Pneumatic Scale/Mateer Burt servo filler
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Arol's new Equatorque servo capper
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The road to Las Vegas: Angelus' Arol, Optima's Amotek, MG2 at MG America

This week’s PACK EXPO previews are: Arol servo cappers join Angelus family, Optima’s Amotek flow bagger is optimized for wipes, MG America introduces MG2’s horizontal case packer
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Highly modular servo drives
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Controls package brings positioning accuracy and flexibility

Engineers responsible for programming the four-axis collating and infeed system on this robotic tray packer appreciate the modularity of the controls architecture.
IMA Model BFB CP18 side-loading case packer
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The road to Las Vegas: PFM does M2P, IMA intros BFB CP18, ARC on ELAU

This week’s PACK EXPO Preview explains an alphabet soup of acronyms: PFM announces a Make2Pack machine, IMA intros side-loading case packer, ARC automation analyst reviews ELAU acquisition
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Servo labeler from P.E. uses ELAU servos for bottle plate rotation.
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Drinktec preview: what's new in labelers?

A number of new servo labelers take center stage at the big drinktec beverage manufacturing show, September 12-17, Munich, Germany.
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Award-winning Uhlmann B1880 thermoformer has an unequalled output capabity of 1,300 blisters per minute.
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The road to Las Vegas: World's fastest blister packer, robots everywhere, ROI talk

This week’s PACK EXPO Previews: Uhlmann’s ultra-fast blister machine, how a new software library is transforming packaging robots, and a Conference at PELV track on productivity you won’t want to miss.
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HAMBA Filtec's new Flexline machine does double duty, fill and sealing plastic cups and bottles with rapid format and product ch
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New servo machine fills and seals cups, tubs and bottles

HAMBA Filtec has applied advanced technology to proven packaging principles in its new Flexline machine, with no fewer than 19 servo-automated functions setting the standard for flexibility in plastic bottle, cup ad tub filling and sealing. Introduced at the 2005 interpack show in Düsseldorf, Germany, the machine is designed for food and beverage packaging, from yogurt and yogurt drinks to margarine and snack foods.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
Cartesio is Cavanna's new system concept for using robotics in packaging. 
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Robots take over interpack 2005

A glimpse at some of the innovative new packaging machines introduced at the2005 interpack show.
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Largest ever Make2Pack working session

Hard on the heels of interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany, 21 members of the Make2Pack group held a European working meeting on 28-29 April, at member company ELAU’s headquarters in Marktheidenfeld, outside Frankfurt am Main.
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Schneider Electric acquires Elau AG

Schneider Electric has acquired the outstanding shares of Elau AG.
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Schneider Electric acquires Elau AG

Schneider Electric has acquired the outstanding shares of Elau AG.
Breakout session, working on action items at Make2Pack meeting
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Germany hosts largest ever Make2Pack working session

Diverse range of participants demonstrates European interest in contributing to the upcoming standard, from CPG leaders to OEMs to technology providers to associations
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People

Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
The PFM Scirocco's hygienic design, fast hermetic sealing performance and control system based on OMAC Packaging Guidelines make
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PFM's new pharma-configured flow packer

PFM introduces a pharmaceutical flow packing with robotic infeed and vision capabilities
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Big news at Interpack: robotics made simple.
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Strong presence for ELAU at Interpack

One automation supplier, ELAU, was the buzz of the 2005 Interpack show
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Pearson Packaging Systems recently launched a rebranding campaign to reflect its commitment to continuous improvement, innovatio
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Companies

Pearson Packaging Systems recently launched a rebranding campaign to reflect its commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and customer service.
The next Make2Pack meeting will be held in Marktheidenfeld, Germany immediately following the close of the Interpack show, April
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Make2Pack European meeting attracts Interpack attendees

28-29 April meeting is convenient for Interpack visitors to attend. M2P member company ELAU will host meeting near Frankfurt, Germany.
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This Pester PEWO-pack 450 Compact film wrapping machine has integrated the newly developed pac robot 3 for reliable picking, col
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Pester's 'pac robot'

A new generation of robotic modules without proprietary robot controllers
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At Interpack, see Marden Edwards' new 75 cpm servo-driven end-fold wrapper, a truly mechatronic design integrated ELAU's PacDriv
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Marden Edwards' new servo end-fold wrapper

75 cpm wrapper offers enhanced graphics, gentle film handling, from Marden Edwards at Interpack 2005
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Cartesio is Cavanna's new system concept for using robotics in packaging. 
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From interpack 2005!

A glimpse at some of the innovative new packaging machines introduced at the interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany this week.
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Pouch, sachet, stick pack and other popular packaging processes are covered in the Flexible Packaging Conference paper "What a F
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What a package designer should know about packaging machinery

At the Flexible Packaging Conference 2005, ELAU’s John Kowal helps packagers coordinate great package designs with the right machinery to run the packages efficiently.
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New digital magazine: Packaging Automation

World’s only digital magazine dedicated to packaging machinery automation, from the editors of Packaging World, sponsored exclusively by ELAU
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Free Interpack 2005 machinery guide from ELAU

66.7% of survey respondents consider Interpack an important source of information on advanced packaging technologies.
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Cartesio is Cavanna's new system concept for using robotics in packaging. 
At Interpack, Cartesio will be demonstrated in a full
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Cartesio cartoning concept debuts at Interpack

Cavanna integrates new robotic island into automated flow wrapping and cartoning line.
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
Enough space for further growth: the new ELAU France headquarters south of Paris
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New locations for ELAU France and ELAU UK

ELAU’s operating companies in France and UK are moving to expanded facilities in response to increased growth
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Packaging machines 'go Mod' -- groundbreaking ARC report

Raise the value of packaging machinery by using modular software development practices
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People

Beckhoff Automation appointed Skip Hansen product manager of I/O Systems.
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Career opportunity: applications engineers

ELAU, the fastest growing supplier of packaging machinery automation, wants to hire the best apps engineers in the business.
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Instead of costly sleeves, Sacmi's new Opera series shrink labelers use powerful software and servo control from automation part
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Cut heat shrink label costs by up to 80%

New high speed, high quality shrink labeling machinery uses roll-fed material in place of sleeves that cost 3-5X more.
The OMAC Packaging Workgroup has developed Guidelines based on international standards being adopted by packaging machinery buil
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Packagers to benefit from ISA--OMAC merger

ELAU, with ties to ISA and OMAC, already sees a convergence in the Make2Pack initiative, integrating best of breed automation solutions across the supply chain.
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ELAU, becoming recognized as the world's trend setter in packaging automation, has clear reasons for supporting the Make2Pack in
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Don't miss "Make2Pack"

Why ELAU supports a new standards effort to streamline the supply chain by integrating manufacturing with packaging.
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ELAU maintenance training is consistent worldwide, whether conducted at the customer's location, at ELAU's training center outsi
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How to maintain servo packaging machines 101

Effective training for automated packaging machinery maintenance is more about mindset than technology.
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ELAU employees are "interviewed" by Second City performers during ELAU's PACK EXPO customer event.
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PACK EXPO bash celebrates ELAU customers

At an exclusive off-Rush Street venue, Europe’s packaging automation leader thanked a hundred ELAU customers for helping them achieve critical mass in North America.
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Capmatic's new servo piston fillers are fast -- up to 150 bpm - and flexible - handling a wide range of containers without chang
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Capmatic servo filler is flexible, precise

New piston filler uses ELAU’s PacDrive for fast fills accurate to +/- 0.2%, regardless of bottle geometry.
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Pneumatic Scale becomes the first U.S. company to introduce a servo-driven bottle capper, utilizing a unique ELAU servo technolo
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North America 'discovers' ELAU at PACK EXPO

Progressive OEMs exploit automation technology that equips the best European machines.
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IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of primary and secondary packaging machinery.
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IWK launches blister machines

IWKA PacSystems offers the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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Pneumatic Scale becomes the first U.S. company to introduce a servo-driven bottle capper, utilizing a unique ELAU servo technolo
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North America 'discovers' ELAU

Progressive OEMs and packagers exploit PacDrive automation technology in machines to debut at PACK EXPO 2004
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Trends in machine control

“Logic and motion control, human-machine interaction, diagnostics—even intelligence—in a single device is today’s machine control.”
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Italian OEMs come on strong

Aggressive PACK EXPO 2004 presence shows why imports of packaging machinery from Italy to the U.S. were up 11.6% in 2003.
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New case packing technology offers extreme flexibility

A+F Automation’s Case Packers, featuring their new TwinLine robotic pick & place technology, offer high speed case packing of multiple products and pack patterns through design innovations that include materials and PacDrive automation from ELAU.
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Achievements

Uhlmann Pac-Systeme, Laupheim, Germany, has named Elau its Supplier of the Year for 2003.
Sentry Equipment's new family of case, tray and shrink wrapping machinery is extremely modular. Shown here are integrated tray f
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Sentry: first with all OMAC Guidelines

Sentry’s new family of tray, pad, case packing and film overwrapping machines is the first designed in the US around the OMAC Packaging Guidelines
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ELAU's PacDrive automation system facilitates centralized control and diagnosis in SIG Combibloc's award-winning Combishape asep
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'Holistic' approach to automation drives award-winning aseptic beverage carton forming and filling l

Debuting at the Anuga FoodTec trade show in Cologne, Germany, SIG Combibloc revolutionized aseptic beverage packaging with its new Combishape technology.
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Dr. Richard Berkof, speaker and organizer of the Eastern Equipment Committee Seminar, represented the Stevens Institute of Techn
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Integrated automation: 2004 EEC Seminar message

At the Annual Eastern Equipment Committee Seminar, a first-time attendee walked away with the message that packaging automation is becoming more and more integrated. What’s that mean exactly?
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Companies

Exact Packaging, Inc.
The star of IWKA PacSystem's June 16-17 open house, IWK's new 600 bpm BP Series blister machines complement a full line of prima
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IWK launches blister machines

At its June 16-17 open house, IWK PacSystems will demonstrate the first of a new series of IWK blister packing machines, the advanced BP Series, which are automated with ELAU’s PacDrive automation system.
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OMAC luncheon meeting

At the conclusion of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s PackOps Conference on June 30, all attendees and members of the packaging community are invited to a complimentary buffet luncheon at the Westin O’Hare hosted by the OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW).
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Schneider and Elau make announcement

Schneider Electric of Rueil-Malmaison, France, and Elau AG of Marktheidenfeld, Germany, announced on March 18 that the two firms were entering into a "close cooperation in the automation of packaging machines."
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Schneider and Elau enter into partnership

Schneider Electric and Elau AG have formed a strategic partnership whereby Schneider acquires a 46.5% stake in Elau AG Germany.
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Liquid packaging servo gains popularity with machine builders

ELAU’s new integral servo motor/drive, the PacDrive™ SCL-055, has received significant attention among respected liquid packaging machinery builders.
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Controls integration can boost supply chain efficiencies

In researching a March Packaging World story about how controls integration and information technologies can improve supply chain efficiencies, I wound up gathering more information than I could fit in the designated space.
TMC's radically new, ELAU-powered Zero™ tissue roll wrapper will run at the March 30-31 open house held by Aantec at their
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TMC debuts new tissue roll wrapper at Aantec customer event

A live demonstration of Tissue Machinery Company’s fast and flexible new Zero™ wrapper will highlight Appleton, WI-based Aantec’s March 2004 customer open house.
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Machine builder case study: Gen3 vs Gen2 machinery

Norden Pac, a maker of tube-filling and cartoning equipment, recently delivered its first Gen3 servo-driven tube-filling machine to a customer.
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Vial packing extraordinaire (sidebar)

Filler is on the way
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More Plug-and-Pack at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Machine builders and packagers buy into the Plug-and-Pack vision of "best practices" automation guidelines for maximum business benefit.
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Pleasant surprises from new liquid packaging servo

In initial applications of the first purpose-built liquid packaging servo motor/drive, packaging machine builder are discovering surprising new benefits.
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Krones' new aseptic bottle capper is the first packaging machine to use the new ELAU SCL motor/drive technology to maximize effi
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Krones introduces first capper with integral servo motor/drives

At the recent BRAU Beviale show in Nürnberg, Germany, beverage processing powerhouse Krones displayed the world’s first packaging machine to employ new integral servo motor/drive technology from ELAU.
Side-by-side comparison showed the PLC controlled  Norden Pac tube filling system (shown here) to be slower compared to the Gen3
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Gen3 vs. Gen2 case study at PACK EXPO Conference

Benefits of integrated automation documented in side-by-side comparison.
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Education

Elau, Inc.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas visitors learned that SIG will use ELAU's new PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive on its next
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PACK EXPO automation highlights: Flexibility and efficiency top the list

Packaging automation highlights included major product announcements and a powerful case study at the Conference at PACK EXPO.
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Tissue Machinery Company's radical new wrapper is named Zero because it was designed from scratch to make maximum use of servo t
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Gen3 thinking drives TMC

Riddled with servo motors and governed by a single integrated controller that handles logic, motion, and HMI, the Zero machine is right out of the future.
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Elau donates technology

Elau, Inc. has donated more than $16ꯠ of its automation systems to the Center for Automation and Motion Control.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
SIG Alfa's new servo bottle labeler.
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SIG servo labeler adds flexibility

New self-adhesive bottle labeler automatically adjusts to bottle and label requirements.
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PacDrive™ C200
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Big automation news at PACK EXPO

Significant product launches are slated for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. One breaking story is the introduction of next generation packaging automation.
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ELAU's new PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive for rotary liquid packaging applications.
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Liquid packaging breakthrough

First specialized filling, capping and labeling servo motor/drive enables unprecedented design flexibility for liquid packaging.
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Siemens PLC (left) is connected to a Rockwell Allen-Bradley PLC (top, center). Both are programmed with the OMAC PackML state mo
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Interoperability demo: Profound implications for packaging machinery buyers

A Siemens PLC exchanges packaging data with a Rockwell Allen-Bradley PLC via a simulated packaging-line network.
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Seminar: Designing Gen3 performance into packaging machinery

Want to learn best practices for designing Gen3 functionality into packaging machinery? Attend a free and informative half-day seminar hosted by ELAU and the Center for Automation and Motion Control in Alexandria, Minnesota on Friday, July 11, 2003.
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PHARMA PACKAGING REPORT AVAILABLE

Pharmaceutical Business Seeks Gen3 Packaging Machinery is a report on packaging automation now available in pdf format at www.elau.com/pharma through a special arrangement with the ARC Advisory Group and Elau Inc.
Attracting talent: the view from Allmersbach
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A culture of packaging innovation

Harro Höfliger integrates production and packaging in modular Gen3 machinery.
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PLCs and motion not enough?

Survey: packagers want new class of control.
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The PacDrive PackML development tool, available at <a href=\"http://www.elau.com/packml\">www.elau.com/packml</a>
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Best practices: implementing the PackML™ state model in Sequential Function Chart

While developing guidelines for interoperability, OMAC members recognized the fundamental benefit of a common state model and naming conventions for machine states.
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A software library of off-the-shelf, IEC conforming 'function blocks' simplifies packaging automation.  Shown here is ELAU's sof
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The best thing...since packaged bread

If you look at recent developments in packaging machinery automation, a lot has changed for the better. And it’s primarily been thanks to software advances.
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<B>Precise film feed</B>
Servo-driven film feeds, cutting and sealing bars on the Kallfass Servo Jet 400 demonstrate that Gen3 p
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Gen3 performance moves downstream

Generation3 performance is no longer the sole domain of high end packaging machinery.
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ARC issues pharma report

Just in time for the Interphex show, ARC Advisory Group has released a new Insight report analyzing the business drivers for Gen3 packaging automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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Interphex 2003: pharma shifts to Gen3 packaging

A technology shift is underway among pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers.
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New project management model
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Visionaries define 'Gen4' packaging

Packaging machinery forum in Germany outlines next generation design requirements
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Generation 1 and 2 machines have high mechanical content.
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Gen3's genesis

Have you noticed packaging automation suppliers making the claim that they are ‘third generation?’ What’s it mean? And if it is good, how can you tell that a machine really is ‘Gen3?’
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High-speed tube filler

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L to R: Pharmacia's Robert Martell, Elau's Patrik Hug, Norden Pac's Jonas Ewing, and Markem's Fred Putnam.
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Plug-and-pack a reality

A new crop of Plug-and-Pack™ packaging machines promises to simplify integration and facilitate line optimization.
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PackML implementations at Pack Expo

Following is a brief round-up of PackML implementations Packaging World editors learned about at Pack Expo:
The chart shows the direct correlation between business drivers and packaging machine requirements that have been defined by Uni
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Envisioning agile packaging

Unilever envisions new packaging machinery that treats change as business as usual by focusing on a ‘holonic’ approach.
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Pack Expo Video: High-speed tube filler

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: At the Sidel booth, Norden-Pac (Branchburg, NJ) was showing its Nordenmatic 2002S/Nordenpac 2002S high-speed tube filling and cartoning line.See video clip of this machine
Erwin Fertig, Chairman of the Board of ELAU AG greets attendees at the packaging conference held in Italy, hosted by ELAU AG and
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Italian symposium envisions the future of packaging machinery

“The world is changing; therefore, packaging and machinery need to change with it.”
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OMAC gains in Europe

OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) Packaging Workgroup, which is trying to simplify the development, installation, and operation of packaging equipment, reported significant progress at its April meeting at interpack 2002 in Germany.
OMAC's proposed model for standardizing how packaging equipment shifts into different states.
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OMAC standardizes machine states

The PackML “state model,” if widely adopted, promises to optimize line performance and reduce line integration costs through standardization.
Attendees included converters, packagers, converting machinery builders, packaging machinery builders and controls suppliers.
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OMAC picks up speed

P&G, Hershey, M&M Mars indicate that OMAC involvement has already helped their bottom lines. Also, new PackML group formed to tackle naming convention guidelines for machine states.
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OMAC: Standardize packaging machine 'states'

Should packagers define an industry standard for the various states of a packaging machine? That and other weighty questions were debated at the most recent OMAC meeting in late February in Orlando, FL.
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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
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Progress on standards (sidebar)

OMAC Structure
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Who attended

More than 70 people representing at least 40 companies attended the recent OMAC Packaging Motion for Packaging Working Group meeting in March in Chicago.